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Cage The Elephant – In One Ear lyrics

They say that we ain't got the style,
We ain't got the class,
We ain't got the tunes that's goin to put us on the map
And I'm a phony in disguise,
Tryin to make the radio,
I'm an anti-social anarchist, I sound like so and so,
They say I'm just a stupid kid,
Another crazy radical,
Rock and roll is dead I probably should've stayed in school,
Another generation X who somehow slipped up through the cracks,
Oh they'd love to see me fall but I'm already on my back

And it goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit but you know I never bother,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit,
They can kiss the back of my hand

Now I know I'm not a saint,
I been a sinner all my life,
I ain't tryin to hide me flaws,
I'd rather keep them in the light,
They wanna criticise, scrutinize,
Cast another stone,
Burn me at the stake and sit and watch it from their throne,
They say the devil is my pal,
I do a lotta drugs!
The crowd will only like me if they're really fuckin' drunk,
They think they know my thoughts,
But they don't know the least,
If they listened to the words they'd find the message tucked beneath

But it goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin shit even though they never bother,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit, they can kiss the back of my hand

(You hear that... You hear what's coming? Oh you better run for the hills, cos we're coming to your town, and we're gonna burn that mother fucker down!)

Here's the moral to the story,
We don't do it for the glory,
We don't do it for the money,
We don't do it for the fame
So all the critics who despise, go ahead and criticise,
It's your tyranny that drives us, adds the fire to our flames

And it goes
In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit but you know we'll never bother,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
I'm only playing music cos you know I fuckin love it,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit but you know we'll never bother,
It goes In One Ear, and right out the other,
People talkin shit well you know they can kiss the back of my hand.



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    I feel like it's the long lived angst of every artist. Working hard, making art for the love of art, being judged by people be it us the end user or worse the people power that make decisions about who gets what. Who has "it" and thus opens doors for them. And who doesn't (and then the ultimate evil - the critic) who has little real power and no talent of there ownbut but spends time attacking & ridiculing the art others make or the motives that drive them. He lets us know that this doesn't affect him as his motives are pure. As exhibited by the fact that he does not bow to the social pressures to be anything other than the crazy, high, hardworking artist trying to breakout - not glory, or money, not fame but because he wants to perform and he is going to break thru no matter what people say or do. That his art lives on unaffected that even better yet their judgement fuels his intensity & drive so the harder they try to hold him back or dismiss him as unimportant the higher they lift him up by feeding the angst!
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    I guess it seems that this person who is being described thruout the sing is naive to the rest of the world and what's going on around him, not caring what people think or say. He's always being judged as an outcast and he admits to it, and it would take a crowd to be in a state of impossibleness for them to understand where he's coming from. And that it hints he's an anarchist.
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